RYA Sea Survival with ionianMode in Greece

About the RYA Sea Survival Course 

  • The RYA Sea Survival Course is a one-day shore-based course.
  • The course starts at 09:00 and finishes approximately at 17:00.
  • At the end of the course, you will receive an RYA Sea Survival Certificate.

This course is a must-have for all skippers and crews of sailing and motor yachts and generally for everyone who is planning to spend time at sea. The RYA Sea Survival certificate is a requirement for your RYA/ MCA Yachtmaster Commercial Endorsement Application. More information about Commercial Endorsement can be found at the RYA Official Website www.rya.org.uk

  • It is MCA-approved and satisfies the requirements for Coastal Skipper, Yachtmaster, and Advanced Powerboat certificates of competence and some commercial work afloat.
  • The course is held in our classroom in Sivota Lefkas for the first half followed by practical exercises in a swimming pool. Our classroom is fully equipped with all the necessary materials and equipment to familiarise yourself with the procedures of abandoning to liferaft and emergencies
  • We have a maximum of 12 students on this course ensuring that each student gets the maximum possible attention.

1 day ( 09.00 – 17.00 )

Minimum recommended Age16 y.o
Students – Instructor ratio12:1 max
Certificate GrantedRYA Sea Survival

250 €

Course Syllabus Classroom Sessions
  • Preparation for Sea Survival
  • Survival Difficulties
  • Survival Requirements
  • Equipment Available
  • Actions prior to Abandonment
  • Life-rafts & Life-jackets Design and Construction
  • Correct donning Procedure
  • Purpose & Use of life jackets
  • Safety Harness Purpose
  • Principles of Survival
  • methods to increase chances of survival
  • signs, symptoms, and treatment of hypothermia 
  • symptoms, methods of treatment for sunburn
  • heat exhaustion and heatstroke
  • survival routines to aid location
  • correct use of pyrotechnics ( practical session upon permitted)
  • other location aids ( EPIRB, SART, PLB )
  • Water rationing – Procedures
  • Dehydration and preventative measures 
  • Food rationing
  • Sources of Food
  • Survival Craft Ailments Raft Management
  • Rescue by helicopter & Rescued by vessel
Course Syllabus Pool Sessions
  • Liferaft Launching
  • liferaft markings
  • Pressure relief valve
  • Boarding Dry 
  • Self-righting jackets 
  • Swim to raft
  • Helping injured persons
  • unconscious boarding routines
  • Practice Raft Capsize 

What’s Included

  • RYA Sea Survival Handbook
  • Tea/coffee/snacks
  • Life Jackets for the swimming pool session
  • V.A.T

What’s not included

  • Accommodation
  • Meals


  • Bring Towels, Swimwear, and a Second set of dry clothes
  • The Sea Survival certificate is a requirement for Yachtmaster Commercial Endorsement
  • Ideal for skippers and crews and generally for those planning to spend time at sea
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